Navy Helicopter Carrier Fleet marks 24th anniversary

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The Royal Thai Navy’s Helicopter Carrier Fleet celebrated its 24th anniversary.

Rear Adm. Wasinsap Chanworarin opened a March 17 merit-making ceremony featuring 10 monks who chanted and received alms from military personnel.

Wasinsap spoke about the navy’s fallen sailors in a speech attended by top navy and Sattahip District officials aboard the HTMS Chakri Naruebet aircraft carrier docked at the Sattahip Naval Base.

Rear Adm. Wasinsap Chanworarin leads the merit-making ceremony celebrating the Royal Thai Navy Helicopter Carrier Fleet’s 24th anniversary.

Wasinsap said the Interior Ministry approved the establishment of the Navy Helicopter Carrier Fleet on March 17, 1992. The fleet is now 24 years old and has seen some development in personnel and facilities. The fleet is ready at all times and capable of any missions regarding its kind, he said.